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January 08, 2015

Everything you need to know about the Golden Globes

What to expect during the awards show; 8 p.m.

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Tina Fey, left, and Amy Poehler appear on stage during the annual Golden Globe Awards, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Sunday’s 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, airing on NBC, will showcase Amy Poehler and Tina Fey’s last year hosting together, a slew of movies you probably haven't seen and plenty of nomination snubs.

The hosts

The Twittersphere has spoken, and for the third year in a row, Fey and Poehler are back to host the Golden Globes. 

When the duo hosted in 2014, fans wondered aloud: Why don’t they host every year?

But alas, Poehler said while promoting her book "Yes, Please" in October that this will be the last time she and Fey will host the Golden Globes.

“It’s the law of diminishing returns, which is why this is our last time,” Poehler said. “Unless you want to be a perennial host, there’s nowhere to go but down!”

The nominees

The top picks this year include “Boyhood,” “Birdman,” “The Imitation Game” and “Selma.”

In Alejandro G. Inarritu’s “Birdman,” a has-been actor is tormented by the success of an earlier role as a superhero while he tries to revive his career.  The film has seen a lot of attention from critics and has a whopping seven Golden Globe nominations.

With a total of five nominations, “Boyhood” is a coming-of-age story following a boy and his older sister for 12 years. Richard Linklater’s film has been well received by critics and was awarded Best Picture — among other awards — from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. 

The historical thriller “The Imitation Game” showcases Alan Turing and his team as they try to break Nazi-German codes during World War II. The film also details Turing’s life, from his unhappy teen years to when he was prosecuted for being gay. Director Morten Tyldum’s film was nominated for five Golden Globes.

Check here for a complete list of the nominations.

Who got snubbed

Folks are talking about the nominees — and the snubs.

CBS detailed those snubbed of nominations for the 72nd annual event.

Jennifer Aniston was nominated for her role in "Cake," while Angelina Jolie and her latest directorial effort, "Unbroken," were nowhere to be seen.

Brad Pitt's World War II drama "Fury" was also missing from this year's contenders, as was the Clint Eastwood-directed, Bradley Cooper-starring "American Sniper." And while Rosamund Pike got recognized for her role in "Gone Girl," co-star Ben Affleck and director David Fincher did not.

Jessica Chastain got a nod for her work in the crime drama "A Most Violent Year," but her other big film this year, "Interstellar," walked away nearly empty-handed -- it received just one nomination for original score, and nothing for director Christopher Nolan or its star-heavy cast.

The viewing details

The Golden Globes will air live Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. For updates, click here. If you're wondering where in Philadelphia you can watch the nominated movies, click here.

And remember the power of social media: You can join the discussion on Twitter before the awards via #GoldenGlobesCountdown or during the ceremony and red carpet arrivals using #GoldenGlobes.

For predictions on who will win, click here.